Undergraduate Honors Student Publishes First Science-Fiction Novel

November 03, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Christina Boothe, an honors student and a junior marketing major at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has completed her first book, “The Mastering,” under pseudonym as “C.R. Beck.” The novel is now available at Barnes & Noble College Bookstore at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

“The Mastering” will also be available for purchase through Kindle, iBooks, and Vook e-stores beginning Sunday, Nov. 9.

“The Mastering,” a science-fiction novel set in present-day New York City, chronicles Zia Floyd, a prisoner of war, who has lost all memory of her life before her capture. When her former comrades rescue her and attempt to return her to the life she once led, Zia becomes even more confused as she tries to rediscover her past.

“The book was originally going to have an entirely different plot line,” said Boothe. “It was so cool to watch the story develop and change as I continued to write from different places in my life.”

Boothe plans to graduate in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. She felt the degree choice would best suit her career opportunities as an author.

 “I can understand the business and legal side just as much as I understand the artistic side of publishing novels,” said Boothe. “It has been an incredible learning experience to use my major in the pursuit of my passion.”

Boothe plans to continue writing as she finishes her undergraduate degree. She is working on a sequel, “The Fracturing,” which she hopes to complete by fall 2015.

“I have the opportunity to changes lives through my writing,” said Boothe. “When I think of the ways that I’ve been inspired by a book I’ve read, I can’t help but hope that I can inspire someone else that way, too.”